Study: BPA safe in baby bottles, small amounts

July 23, 2008 2:32:36 PM PDT
Parents concerned about the safety of baby bottles might rest a little easier. The European Union says the amount of the controversial chemical biphenyl or BPA found in baby bottles is minimal and cannot harm humans.

Earlier this year a heated debate over BPA safety sparked in the US and Canada after various studies involving laboratory rodents suggested that even small levels of BPA used in products ranging from baby and water bottles to beverage cans can be harmful.

A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority has looked into how people metabolize BPA concluded that tiny amounts of the chemical to which humans are exposed leave the body quick enough to cause no harm.


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